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Greatest (American) football trick play of all time!
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RE: Greatest (American) football trick play of all time!
Both sports involve big hits. American football probably a bit more so, so the padding I can kinda see the point of. However, over all, rugby is by far physically more demanding for the simple fact they go for 80 minutes non stop (10 minutes at half time) , they don't stop every ten seconds to line up again, don't have a break every quarter and they defiantly don't switch the whole team around for offence and defence.
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RE: Greatest (American) football trick play of all time!
(November 19, 2010 at 3:23 pm)Paul the Human Wrote: The padding is needed, since there are a lot more hard impacts than in rugby. Even with all that padding, broken bones, twisted joints, and concussions happen very regularly. The games are superficially similar, but they are really quite different. American football is far rougher and more violent than rugby, although rugby fans don't like to hear that.

Go ahead. Call an American football player a sissy to his face. The average size is somewhere around 6' 2" to 6' 6" tall and 250 to 300 lbs... and they slam into each other as hard as they possibly can... over and over again.

Don't be so dismissive of something about which you know nothing.

Watched a game once.

they lined up.

they ran at each other, for some reason they stopped, milled around a bit, lined up, ran at each other...............and so on.

And why is it called football when they either chuck it or run with it? very rarely does anyone kick the ball.

Why cant I be dismissive of something I know nothing about? dont you oppress me.Tongue



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RE: Greatest (American) football trick play of all time!
You bloody English always trying to make a point with your snooty, oh, we're much better than you attitude Panic
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(November 19, 2010 at 4:28 pm)Darwinian Wrote: You bloody English always trying to make a point with your snooty, oh, we're much better than you attitude Panic

Ooh you hypocrite, your worse than I am and you know it!

Anyway I was just playing with them. You know i dont like rugby either.

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Oh yeah.. Blush Cough, cough, cough!!!
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(November 19, 2010 at 4:32 pm)Darwinian Wrote: Oh yeah.. Blush Cough, cough, cough!!!

Cold not any better then.

I suggest a nice big drink of orange juice and an early night.



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RE: Greatest (American) football trick play of all time!
I've always wondered why they called it 'Football'. That name doesn't make much sense at all. Heheh! And, yeah... if you don't understand the game, it probably does look like they are just running into each other and milling around. It's a lot more complicated than that, though... serious strategies, formations, and... so on. Anyway... the point is... without the padding, most of them would be broken or dead before halftime. And... back to the original point of the thread... if you understand how the game actually works... that play was genius... as evidenced by the fact that it worked! Heh!
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(November 19, 2010 at 4:35 pm)downbeatplumb Wrote:
(November 19, 2010 at 4:32 pm)Darwinian Wrote: Oh yeah.. Blush Cough, cough, cough!!!

Cold not any better then.

I suggest a nice big drink of orange juice and an early night.

If by that you mean steak, chips, mushrooms, peas, poached egg and an ice cold WKD then I agree Great
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(November 19, 2010 at 4:25 pm)downbeatplumb Wrote: And why is it called football when they either chuck it or run with it? very rarely does anyone kick the ball.

Rugby is short for rugby football.
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